The Swiss wheelchair company, Kuschall, was moved to create the latest innovation through the design of a more efficient wheelchair. Known for its minimalistic design, this time, Kuschall presents the Kurchall Superstar edition wheelchair as one of the lightest wheelchair breakthroughs by utilizing the space-age material.
Producing products with a connection between design and accessibility, Kuschall worked with one of the American manufacturing companies, Invacare as an effort to produce a product that was far more efficient. The Kuschall Superstar wheelchair is specifically designed and detailed to facilitate mobility for its users by putting forward a minimalistic concept.
“Superstar” is a next-gen wheelchair that applies futuristic materials to make the frame weigh only around 3.3 pounds. This material makes the wheelchair got 30 percent lighter than classic carbon-based wheelchairs. This is not all. Although it is substantially lighter than its competitors, this wheelchair is truly impressive with 20 percent tougher than its competitors.
This wheelchair uses graphene material, the most extraordinary material in the world. In the form of honeycomb sheets – like pure carbon – with only one single atom. A million times thinner than the human hair, but has a strength 200 times stronger than steel.
Graphene has been used in various ways, ranging from medical equipment to creating super-hard and lightweight wings for experimental aircraft. And now it is being moved to an accessibility room, thanks to the Superstar wheelchair.
Not only does it use a super lightweight material, but it is also famous for being very strong which makes the Superstar a promising wheelchair. The Superstar wheelchair also applies an X-shaped geometry that is intended to improve performance and agility with exceptional vibration and absorption capacity.
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In addition, the manufacturer suggests the Superstar design will help minimize the risk of limb injuries; something that can affect around 50 to 70 percent of wheelchair users after a decade of using a wheelchair. To make it as smooth as possible, Küschall said that every Superstar wheelchair would be bespoke to order for each customer.
This Superstar wheelchair will present a price which is of course rather expensive. But until now there has been no explanation regarding the price and availability of this super strong wheelchair. The co-development inscription is now closed so that means the product is launching soon.
With this innovative wheelchair like a model that changes shape from a sitting position to a standing position, or this autonomous wheelchair made by robotics researchers, the Superstar will be the most futuristic high-tech wheelchair on the market.